WORSHIP THIS WEEK
30 June 2019: Proper 7
10am Sacrament of Holy Communion at St Stephen’s
Morning Worship at the Old High
Led by Rev Andrew Lyon, retired minister
Short Communion Service
Led by the Minister
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION –
contact details from our Church Administrator.
THIS MORNING IS LED BY REV ARTHUR SINCLAIR, OUR PASTORAL ASSISTANT. Peter,
our Minister, has been off work since last Saturday due to a nasty chest
infection. However, he does hope to be back sometime this coming week. Thank
you all for your concern and good wishes.
KIRK SESSION will meet this Thursday, 27 June, at St Stephen’s.
CHURCH OPENING PROGRAMME 2019 The Summer Opening
Programme started on Tuesday 4 June (10am-12 noon and 2-4pm) on Tuesday,
Wednesday Thursday and Friday each week. We are organising an Open Afternoon for new Volunteers shortly.
It is not too late to join the Team. Contact Sheila MacLeod.
PASTORAL CARE Peter, or your Elder, should be informed of anyone ill
at home or in hospital.
FOOD BANK For the months of June and
July, they would welcome donations of tins of potatoes, tomatoes, fruit and
ham. Many thanks for your continued support. Contact Margaret Neville.
CHRISTIAN BASICS The Minister will be running a course for those new to
Christianity in the near future Contact Peter for more information.
MEET & EAT
will be a Church lunch on Thursday 27 June at 12.30pm at the Craigmonie Hotel.
All are welcome and transport is available. For more information contact Val
FREEWILL OFFERING ENVELOPES are available in both churches today for those who have not yet got their new supply. If anyone has not got theirs or if they have any queries please contact Cliff Sim.
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION will be
celebrated at St Stephen’s next Sunday 30 June. All are welcome at the Lord’s Table.
There will be a retiring collection in aid of Mary’s Meals.
AFTERNOON COMMUNION AT ST STEPHEN’S An informal communionwill be held at 3 pm on Sunday 30 June, led by the Minister, to which all are welcome. Elders are requested to collect invitation slips, available at the church doors, to distribute to the elderly and housebound parishioners within their district, and to report back to Malcolm Macrae. Transport will be made available, and tea will be served in the hall after the communion service. Please confirm with your elder if you, or someone you know, require transport. Janet Robertson.
OHSS SUMMER OUTING BEAULY RIVER 7 JULY Due to the success of last year’s walk and refreshments, the outing is to be repeated this year. I hope you can join us. Meet St Stephen’s Car Park 2pm or Black Bridge Car Park near Kilmorack 2.30pm. Low level walk with flat terrain. Afternoon tea or High tea after at The Priory Hotel, Beauly 4.30pm. Contact Deborah Macrae or Jennifer Morrison to give an idea of numbers and for more information or transport.
SERVICES AT OLD HIGH ST STEPHEN’S
With a view to strengthening the life of the congregation, the Kirk Session has
decided to hold only one service on Sunday in July and August. All our services
in July will be at the Old High at 11.15am, and all the August services will be
at St Stephen’s at 10am. Easy way to remember: In July at Old High (it
rhymes!); in August at St Stephen’s. The Session trust you
will give this initiative your enthusiastic support! Please speak to your elder
if you have any questions. If anyone has trouble getting to church during this
period, please contact your elder, or Pat, our Church Administrator, and we
will try to organise a lift.
The 2018-19 Impact Report is now available at church doors.
KIRK SESSION meets this Tuesday night at 7.30pm at St Stephen’s.
A new CHURCH
MUSIC RESOURCE on the Church of Scotland website at includes recordings by
our combined choir. Have a search on music.churchofscotland.org.uk for hymns
491, 608, 26, 192, 333, 496 and many more! Contact Pam or Robin if you want to
join our fantastic choirs!
SUNDAY BULLETIN Please send items for this sheet to our Church Administrator Mrs Pat Macleod (079 342 85924) invernesschurch<at>gmail.com. Deadline Wednesday at 12 noon. Please keep items as brief as possible, and include contact details and/or e-mail.
INVERNESS STREET PASTORS Inverness Needs You! Over 18? Part of a local
church community? Then come to one of our Information Talks to learn more about
the work of Street Pastors & Prayer Pastors. Wed 26 June 7pm and Sat
24 Aug 10am. Events will take place at The Hub, next to Castle Street Baptist
Church. Robyn Teago, Inverness Street Pastors
THE WAY is a group aimed at anyone between the ages of 18-30 in Inverness. Weekly activities include prayer meetings, bible studies, social evenings and events, like trips to Loch Morlich or bowling. Upcoming events: Debate Night on 28 June at 18:30-20:00 at The Hub, Castle Street; Prayer Breakfast on 6 July, 9:30-10:30 at The Olive Grove, Crown. For more information, contact Claire Rush.
CO-ORDINATOR INVERNESS STREET PASTORS Prior experience of applying for grants in the third sector
would be an advantage, though not essential. This is a voluntary position at
the moment, requiring just 10 hours a month depending on your availability.
However, the post could develop beyond this depending upon your time and your
talents. Contact Mark.